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French cleat garage storage system #2: Let's hang up some planes

09-24-2009 09:29 PM by jeffreythree | 8 comments »

I ‘had’ to try hanging something on the french cleat portion already up; so I picked my Stanley #6, 7, and 8 because they have stayed so buried I have not cleaned them up for use. I first picked out some likely lumber, a little eastern red cedar shorts from my mill, some left over 1/8” ply for a bottom, and an oak cleat from the left over pile. I ripped the cedar down to 1-1/4” for the trays. There was so much tension in the wood it literally cracked apart as...

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dado for shelves

09-24-2009 09:24 PM by patron | 15 comments »

this is a jig to do dados on the RAS .the object , is to make accurate and repeatable cuts for shelving and whatnot .and not cut the saw table or the backstop .as with all of my RAS jigs , they must do these things ,and leave the table , backstop and arm at 90deg. ,so it does not get out of alignment ..this first pic. shows the crosscut dado ..this pic. is the grove with shelf ( imagine ) the depth of cut is regulated by raising or lowering the arm , and this jig has its own stop , that can b...

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Greene & Greene #2: Designing and building the Greene & Greene-style fireplace

09-24-2009 02:48 PM by Sam Yerardi | 6 comments »

I was planning to do a series on ther living room that I am currently remodeling in the G&G style. I hadn’t thought of doing it on separate pieces but CaptainSkully had a wonderful idea of creating a series describing the Greene & Green style items I am making. I will try to do that as I continue with my business, and share what I learn along the way. I don’t have any pictures to show the progress of the fireplace, but I will backtrack and describe the design & bu...

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Product Reviews #1: How to Read a Product Review

09-24-2009 01:42 PM by RouterManiac | 7 comments »

I have read a lot of product reviews over the years. I also offer product reviews for the products we sell, as well as use them on blogs and articles to help people with buying choices. It did occur to me that sometimes people can be skewed towards buying or not buying something because of the way the product review is written. When I sat down to look at some factors that I take for granted, I was compelled to put this article together. I hope you find it helpful. It is slanted towards t...

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Router Table Cabinet

09-24-2009 11:06 AM by 559dustdesigns | 26 comments »

This is a router table I’m working on for my shop. I was able to incorporate most the features I needed and plan to use it often. It isn’t finished but most the major parts are in place. I purchased the Incra twin linear, router table top, woodpeckers router lift and the porter cable 7518 motor from Woodpeckers Inc back in 2002 or 2003. Finally, she’s in working order. Since the last post I was able to complete the rear ...

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Hope Chest #1: Design in progress...

09-24-2009 08:39 AM by aussiechippie | 2 comments »

Well, I’ve signed up for a woodworking class ‘til the end of the year and have decided to make a hope chest (and a couple of other little things). Tool Dad was kind enough to send plans for the Cedar Hope Chest he’s built and I have turned them into a Sketchup (first one I’ve tried). I think it’s looking pretty good so far, but any input would be appreciated – I’m fairly new to woodworking and would like to do the best job I can on this project. ...

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Artisans International Television Debut #1: Initial Announcements - Artisans International TV Debut on EBRU-TV's "BLANK CANVAS"

09-24-2009 07:52 AM by Eric M. Saperstein | 1 comment »

Artisans of the Valley is joining the ranks of international TV stars! ... OK fine we’re not THAT popular yet … but we’ll get there! Seriously – we were privileged to become part of EBRU-TV’s new US based productions, Artisans will be featured in Episode 4 of “Blank Canvas” For those of you who have RCN as a cable provider you can watch on Channel #53. Or, if perhaps you have a satellite receiver that carries EBRU-TV you can watch the show...

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09-24-2009 06:58 AM by Mike | 5 comments »

As you know I have been shoping and researching tablesaws for some time now. It just so happens that Powermatic has a deal on the PM2000 and I believe the New Unisaw will follow. I talked to a lot of guys and they all agree that the new Unisaw is probably the best table saw out their on the market, except for the fact that there is no braking mechanism to stop the blade. The new Unisaw comes close to the Industrial Sawstop in size. I like the fact that some of the componets are made in t...

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Arched Bed #6: Golden Arches

09-24-2009 06:03 AM by newTim | 4 comments »

About time to move on to something else but first I have to finish the other two arches. I used the form and top arch to shape the bottom arch and just the top arch for the cap arch which is made out of jatoba. The other two are maple. I used Titebond III on the maple arches and barely had enough working time. I used Titebond Plastic Resin glue on the jatoba. It foamed up a lot and had plenty of open time, but it is expensive. Next time around I think I’ll try my hand at mixing up...

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A journey into the workshop. #10: Some pics of the workbench top...

09-24-2009 05:49 AM by dbhost | 3 comments »

Not much today. Just snapped some pics of the workbench top to show y’all how it is looking… I don’t know about you folks, but I LOVE that color! I need to finish sanding the edges and get after them with some oil, then get after the base… And finally, wax it all down…

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